On my first day here I visited 2 government offices, the Social Security System (SSS) and the PAG-IBIG (Home Development Mutual Fund).
At the PAG-IBIG office I was told that they can’t provide me yet a printed copy of my total contributions.
First reason they have a new system.
They have not transferred yet all their files.
One file they have zipped and called it the legacy. It needs to be merged with the new system.
That I need to request for a merging of all my records too.
And a record of my employment history from the SSS.
At the SSS office, the staff initially told me I need to get a request form from the agency requiring me to get my employment history!
I looked at him.
I told myself “calm down”.
I took deep breaths.
Then asked him very slowly.
“Does it mean that I can’t even request for a copy of my own employmeny history, Sir?”.
Eventually, he printed me a copy.